Definition of perdition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pɜːˈdɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//pɜːrˈdɪʃn//
[uncountable] (formal) Types of punishment
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punishment that lasts for ever after death See related entries: Types of punishment Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French perdiciun, from ecclesiastical Latin perditio(n-), from Latin perdere ‘destroy’, from per- ‘completely, to destruction’ + the base of dare ‘put’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: perdition